Birth of Afrobeat
featuring Tony Allen
Now airing on PBS in the US. Please check your local listings.
Rest In Beats presents BIRTH OF AFROBEAT. Birth of Afrobeat follows 77 year old iconic drummer, Tony Allen, as he recounts how he and late musician Fela Kuti founded the most popular music genre in Africa--Afrobeat.
Featuring: Tony Allen
Director: Opiyo Okeyo
Producers: David Glines, Kennon Reinard, Eric Trosset, Oyekunle Oyegbemi
Editor: Opiyo Okeyo
Animation: Mel Roach
Cinematography: Michael Gabriele, Opiyo Okeyo
Re-recording Mixer: Matthew Giordano
Associate Producers: Dayo Laoye, Phoenix Savage
Music: Tony Allen performed with Chicago Afrobeat Project
Special Thanks: Portoluz, Drum Chicago, Reggie's Live Chicago